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Dec 2, 2013 4:00am EST
.s. foreign policy so they have to get on board at some point. later this week in bahrain, foreign ministers from the united states, from the u.k., gulf states, egypt will be meeting and sitting down. they invited their iranian counterpart as well. we can learn more about how this agreement is going to play out. >> yeah. so we'll have to see how that plans out, hadley. another follow-up. cutting things, that's interesting when we're wondering what was going to happen with iran. >> exactly. he gave me a wink. he said there was going to be fights with the ministries. he didn't want to touch education or hurt welfare basically spending. he doesn't want to hurt the israeli middle class because the middle class are the people that elected him. he's a former news man himself. he's coming in from the outside. he went after defense spending. it is a bit tricky when you're surrounded in the region, but he said it's something we have to take a look at. >> hadley, thanks for that. great stuff. the latest from tel aviv. still to come on "worldwide exchange." who needs twitter? i'm joined by the nasdaq s
CNBC
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
on to foreign exchange rates we are seeing across on this curve. euro, fairly steady after a change in this rate. mario draghi suggested that policy tools are still up in the air. he didn't sound overly dovish about launching further stimulus programs. that has been supportive for the trade. dollar/yen rates, 102 handle is what we're looking at today. australian dollar below 109. let's check in with li sish juan out of singapore. >> thank you, karen. asian markets wrapped up the week on u.s. jobs numbers and that could provide a tipping point for the fed trigger. the nikkei 225 stabilized, rebounding 0.8% after the 0.6% drop over the past two sessions. the abe government unveiled the $54 billion stimulus package that's aimed at offsetting the sales tax in april. and the shanghai composite pulled further ahead. meanwhile, the hang seng index added 0.1%. elsewhere, south korea and australia both ended just a tad lower. as for individual stocks, chinese property stocks came under some pressure after the official china securities journal reported beijing may remove caps on property prices next year,
CNBC
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm EST
had because manufacturing came out with best numbers since 2011. foreign investment is up construction is up. you have a lot of things i don't think the fed policy actually helps today. . i don't think necessarily it's helping employment. >> very quickly because i'm out of time. i have to ask you a specific issue pertaining to jobs and wages. there is a movement now, for example, mcdonald's workers expected to go on strike on thursday for higher wage maybe $15. walmart is holding food drives for their own employees right now. is it possible that some corporations should be forced to pay a living wage for their employees right now? is that an answer to finding better jobs for the middle class? >> no question we have to get to the right minimum wage in this country. what that number is, i'm not going to be the one to dictate or debate that number. but it's clear to me that today's number's not working. >> how much? i mean, you don't want to put a number -- assign a number to it but you agree higher -- >> i think a higher minimum wage is called for. >>
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